Women in sport photo action awards 2022

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What an amazing night at the WISPAA 2022 (Women in sport photo action awards), hosted by ISPT at Foy’s Arcade, honouring the best amateur and professional sports photographers in Australia.  All the powerful, determined women in the photos are role models to their family, their team, and their community. The energy captured in the images on display, also help to inspire other women and girls to put down their devices, to get off the couch, and be more active.  We …

How are you celebrating Pride month?

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It’s Pride Month at Foy’s Arcade and we’re reflecting on our recent event for the Department of Transport Victoria’s IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex discrimination, and Transphobia) Day. It was a pleasure to be a part of such an important panel and networking event, and for us to facilitate and assist in representing the LGBTIQ+ community. IDAHOBIT day brings awareness to the challenges (yet to be overcome) and celebrates the collective progress of the many LGBTIQ+ initiatives. We …

Search Commercial Data Driven Strategy Evening

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We recently hosted the Search Commercial Data Driven Strategy Evening event at Foy’s Arcade. There has been major growth to Search commercial since we saw them last year, not only in features of the platform but in the size of the company and the number of attendees at this year’s event. We enjoyed live demonstrations of a variety of applications including historical imaging, infrastructure and future planning, big-data and customisable dataset overlays onto specific areas, in this case over the …

Foy’s Arcade – Event Hub for narrm ngarrgu | Melbourne Knowledge Week

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Over the course of a full week, Foy’s Arcade was transformed into an amazing interactive educational event hub, for narrm ngarrgu |  Melbourne Knowledge Week, in a new partnership with ISPT. We are so privileged to be a part of MKW this year, sharing knowledge, exploring new ways of thinking and experiencing new innovations through the many exhibitions, workshops and panel discussions held at Foy’s Arcade. In collaboration with the team at ISPT and MKW we prepared a program of …

ISPT & Taronga Ventures: RealtechX 2022 – ESG Impact

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What an incredible evening! RealTechX: ESG Impact event run by Taronga Ventures in partnership with ISPT this year. We enjoyed a live streamed presentation and panel discussion about sustainability and environmental initiatives in the property industry particularly within ISPT, one of the leaders in bringing a measurable ESG impact to their properties around the countries.  We then enjoyed networking and an interactive showcase of the participating start-ups’ products and services, spread out through Foy’s like an exhibition. From companies like …

GriffithHack Firmwide Offsite at Foy’s Arcade

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One of the largest workshops we have hosted this year was GriffithHack, an informative and fun event, with a full day of presentations, breakout groups and discussions with management and team leaders.  The hybrid boardroom sessions featured a number of well known guest speakers, experts in research, innovation and intellectual property. Each shared a unique view on where technology and client needs and requirements intertwine in today’s legal and corporate world. A fulfilling perspective on how clients feature in the …

Roman, Foy’s New Site Coordinator

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It is with great pleasure, that I introduce myself as the newest member of the Foy’s Arcade team. Over my journey, I have worn many hats, primarily in the legal industry, and have been able to stretch my comfort zone, branching out into other areas, such as guest relations, hospitality, tourism and customer service. Most recently, I had been working in the disability support sector, as and academic support and liaison officer, where I was able to make valuable contributions, …

Content Creator’s Studio at Foy’s

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Foys Arcade have been busy hosting hybrid workshops and events.  Each hybrid event is unique and brings different opportunities to incorporate virtual components to any workshop and event. With many of us choosing to be on the safe side and working remotely, sometimes events become primarily virtual, with only key staff members on-site for workshops and events. This converts Foy’s Arcade into something like a “Content Creator Studio” where hundreds of people can attend online and see key decision makers …

Old Melbourne in summer time – Prince’s Court 1904

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Sitting in the Café zone at Foy’s Arcade, reading through one of our books ‘Lost Melbourne’ and it took us down a thrilling ride through some of the amazing history of our city going back all the way to 1904. We read this wonderful excerpt about “Prince’s Court” (article here) and wanted to share because we loved it so much and it draws so many parallels to our own pasts in our lives, our buildings and our city of Melbourne. Enjoy …

Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas from the Foy’s Arcade team! We had fun searching for Foy and Gibson historical images and came across some lovely memories!  Some of the comments from generations of Melbournians are truly captivating for us to read. What an experience it must have been to see the giant St. Nick beckoning the bustling Bourke street and Swanston street people to do their Christmas shopping at the Foy’s Department store! Read some of the below facebook posts for yourselves: Childhood …

AIST SuperGrads Shark Tank 2021 – Hybrid event

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Foy’s Arcade hosted the AIST SuperGrads Shark Tank again! This time we broadcast the experience to online attendees with our new hybrid event technology and services. The year-Long program, coached by Right Lane Consulting, culminated in a final presentation where two teams of grads pitched their ideas to a panel of four Sharks (Below). Cath Bowtell, – IFS CEO Katharine Kaspar – MIESF CEO Mark Puli – ESSSuper CEO Stephen Reilly – HESTA COO With Sharks swimming on the big …

The B4SI Annual Conference 2021: Creating an Environment for Social Impact – Hybrid event at Foy’s Arcade

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What an amazing two-day Hybrid event hosted by Foy’s Arcade! It was an absolute pleasure to host another hybrid event for 2021 – The B4SI (Business for Societal Impact) Annual Conference – Creating an Environment for Social Impact. Hybrid events are a great way to keep everyone together. Whether you’re in the venue or watching from home, we hope that everyone attending can experience the conference. Over the two-day conference we heard from social impact professionals from around the Globe, …

Foy’s Virtual and Hybrid Event Services

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Foy’s Arcade a flexible space with or without restrictions It has been a while since we received visitors at our doors, but this has not deterred Foy’s Arcade from serving its unique role as an Experience Centre. We’ve just been doing it differently.  Since the pandemic, Foy’s Arcade has successfully transformed itself into a virtual venue, hosting events and workshops of various scales. We can do the same for you. Your events can be curated according to how much support …

History of Foy’s

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Did you know Foy’s Arcade was named after the “Foy’s roof-top fun park” of the old Foy and Gibson department store? There were Pony rides, Ferris wheel, wild west popup stalls, boat and train rides made free for all the children of Melbourne. We wanted to bring back the innovative attitude and respect the rich history, creativity and playfulness that Mark Foy brought to the crossroads of Melbourne’s CBD in the 50s and 60s. We discovered the Foy and Gibson …

ISPT & RMIT Collaboration Session #2 – 13th August 2021

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ISPT | SPACECUBE | TUTCH | RMIT UNIVERSITY ISPT and RMIT co-hosted the second collaboration session, brainstorming the implementation of RMIT student pilot projects and other concepts in potential ISPT centres by the end of 2021 and beyond.  If you would like to catch up the collaboration session, you can watch the summary video below: With experts supporting the session from ISPT, RMIT Spacecube and Tutch, each pilot project was analysed across different metrics for implementation using the virtual whiteboard …

ISPT & RMIT Collaboration Session – 28th June 2021.

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ISPT | SPACECUBE | TUTCH | RMIT UNIVERSITY The collaboration session took place on the 28th of June 2021 at Foy’s Arcade, Melbourne, CBD. This was a two-hour session with 16 participants, including facilitators. The session was divided into three main phases. The first phase was a round of introductions where ISPT explained the meeting context, and a member from each company introduced their organisation and colleagues. Secondly, the RMIT Digital Media students presented their concepts, followed by the third …

9.1.20 Better Together: Transgender, Gender-Diverse and Non-Binary Caucus

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On January 9th 2020 Foy’s Arcade was honoured to be the venue sponsor for the Transgender, Gender-Diverse and Non-Binary Caucus. The all-day workshop formed a part of the #BetterTogether Melbourne #2020 Conference partnered by the Victoria State Government and Hobsons Bay City Council. With an attendance of 90 people this is the largest gathering in Australia of #transgender, #genderdiverse and #nonbinary people ever to work together, discuss and ultimately form a National organisation for their needs within the community! The …

500 Women in Property Program – An interactive evening at Foy’s Arcade 31.7.19

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Wednesday July 31st was an exciting evening at Foy’s Arcade as ISPT hosted an interactive tour and networking evening for the Property Council of Australia’s (PCA) 500 Women in Property Program. Jennifer of Foy’s Arcade is being mentored this year by Erin Donnellon, Manager of Digital Delivery at ISPT, who also participated in the Program in its first year. Check out the full list of participants for 2019 here. We started off the event with wine, cheese platters and networking …

Southern Cross University (SCU) Online Breakfast Briefing 25.7.19

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On Thursday July 25th 2019, Southern Cross University (SCU) Online presented ‘The Power of Certainty’ with Maria Smith at Foy’s Arcade. The event was attended by SCU alumni, current students and individuals interested in signing up to a course, and was a great opportunity for networking over coffee and a croissant. It was also live streamed for those who were unable to attend – as SCU has students both Nationally and Internationally. Following an introduction by Jo from Southern Cross …

#CXDay2018 On October 2nd 2018

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Bright and early on Tuesday October 2nd Foy’s Arcade hosted Melbourne’s Celebration of Customer Experience – #CXDay2018. After brekkie and networking, we all sat down for keynote speaker, General Manager of Innovation at Essendon Football Club and AFL legend Kevin Sheedy. Kevin and MC Anita Siassos, Managing Director of Managing CX discussed how Kevin’s career developed from his early footy days into his current role. Kevin was a captivating speaker and took questions from the crowd, speaking on the importance …

ULI Urban Innovation Ideas Competition 26.9.18

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On September 26th, Foy’s hosted the Urban Land Insititute (ULI) for their Urban Innovation Ideas Competition Showcase. The venue was skinned with all the entrants (over 40!) ideas to reinvigorate Melbourne’s North-West corner of the CBD. Attendees were able to view all the submissions and interact with them on the various screens in Foy’s Arcade and there was even an iPad station to be able to view the submissions up close and personal! There was also plenty of time to …

PCA hosts Blockchain – Don’t get left behind! at Foy’s Arcade

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Last Thursday, August 16th, the Property Council of Australia‘s Future Trends and Innovations Committee hosted another packed event at Foy’s Arcade. The theme of the evening was ‘Blockchain – don’t get left behind!’ Our featured speakers discussed the importance of Blockchain technology and how the adoption of a decentralised network might look like in different industries such as Property and Healthcare. Erin Donnellon of ISPT was our lovely MC for the evening introducing Matthew Grantham, Sales and Development Executive of …

Fitted for Work and SMAART Recruitment – Personal Brand Workshop with Ruby Lee

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On Friday August 3rd we hosted one of our favourite charities Fitted for Work and their partners SMAART Recruitment as they invited in speaker Ruby Lee to talk about developing a personal brand! Ruby Lee opened up with her amazing story of how she quit her job in the HR industry after 12 years to pursue her side hustle full time and how it developed into the thriving business she has today. Even though the workshop brought together two organisations, …

Foy’s Arcade on The Place Makers

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If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter… You would have seen some behind the scene pictures of our feature on CBRE‘s ‘The Place Makers’ program. The second episode of the series aired over the weekend (Sunday August 5th) on Channel 10 and we have the footage to share with you! CBRE’s Amanda Steele and her team came in for an interactive tour with Erin Donnellon (ISPT) and Professor Jeff Jones (Collective Social Intelligence), checking out the unique and …

Meet the team: Spotlight on Jennifer Schiana

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This week’s spotlight will be focusing on Jennifer Schiana, who is the most recent addition to Foy’s Arcade. Jen is apart of JLL and serves as the Site and Conference Coordinator, helping the team curate events, manage our very busy diary, post on social media and everything in between. Before starting at Foy’s in September 2017, Jen had just returned to Aus from living in Europe for 3 years… “I studied a Bachelor of Business majoring in Tourism and Hospitality …

Young Industry Leaders Networking Forum 5/7/18

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Here at Foy’s we are still reeling from excitement from last Thursday’s Networking Forum hosted by the Australian Property Institute (API), Young Property Professionals (YPP) and & Property Industry Foundation (PIF). This event has been in the work’s for a while and was a great success and a fun evening all round. Jazmin Poyser and Evan Browning Our lovely MC Erin opened for the night introducing Jazmin Poyser of YPP and Evan Browning of PIF who were the Representatives of …

VACCHO Day 18/6/18

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On Monday June 18th Foy’s Arcade had the privilege of hosting the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) in our space. The workshop aimed to provide company wide updates from top level management to each department and to give employees the opportunity to ask questions, get to know each other and have fun. The morning began with an Acknowledgement of Country by VACCHO’s fantastic MC for the day, Jesse. Jesse provided banter and great tunes throughout the day as …

Video Tour of Foy’s Arcade

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Last year the Foy’s team created a fun video introducing the space and we thought we’d share it with you! For those who have not visited us yet, we understand it can be tough to gauge the space and grasp the concept so we hope this helps… To book a tour of Foy’s Arcade and see how we can help create the best experience for your next event or workshop please email us at jschiana@ispt.net.au. FYI: visitation is by appointment …

Meet the team: Spotlight on Lucas Hunter

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This fortnights spotlight is on Lucas Hunter, who has been around since the inception of Foy’s Arcade. If you have been to our space you can see Lucas’s contribution everywhere, from our official logo, down to the custom curated screens for each event and workshop we host. Lucas has shared his story below, including some extra insider info including how the name Foy’s Arcade came to be… “My career started during my Uni Work Experience component (a whopping 700 hours) with …